BodyLogicMD Illinois Comprehensive Wellness Programs
When it comes to treating symptoms of hormonal imbalance, BodyLogicMD Chicago affiliated doctors only use natural Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). Our highly trained Chicago physicians have helped tens of thousands of women and men find relief hormonal imbalances such as menopause, andropause (the male menopause), adrenal fatigue and thyroid disorders, using a combination of bioidentical hormone therapy and customized nutrition and fitness regimens.
- Comprehensive review of symptoms, medical, family and personal history
- In-depth testing and lab work
- Natural hormone balancing
- Regular patient follow up
- Medications from a quality compounding pharmacy
- Top quality supplements
- Customized fitness programs
- Individualized nutrition planning
- Stress reduction plans
The highly trained Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy doctors of BodyLogicMD Chicago offer state-of-the-art hormone testing services to determine any underlying hormonal issues that may be causing the symptoms you are experiencing.
BodyLogicMD physicians use comprehensive testing and lab work to:
- Detect hormone imbalances prior to the onset of signs or symptoms
- Identify hormone imbalances associated with symptoms and conditions
- Establish hormonal baselines on which to base a treatment
- Monitor hormone levels throughout the treatment process
- Track patient progress with follow-up reports and consultations
The hormone tests used by BodyLogicMD Chicago affiliated physicians are regarded as the most accurate and effective testing methods in the field. In order to better help patients understand the testing process, a brief description of each test can be found below; these tests will not only help your physician get a clear picture of your hormone levels, but also allows your physician to tailor a personalized wellness program that addresses your specific needs.
Simple Tests for an Extraordinary Solution
The simple saliva and blood tests described above allow BodyLogicMD Chicago physicians to get an accurate picture of what is going on inside you body. This information makes all the difference in designing your personalized treatment plan. These tests are the first step towards a healthier, happier you.
Urinary Hormone Tests
When it comes to precision and accuracy, saliva testing does not paint an entire picture. Saliva samples, unlike urine samples, offer a one-dimensional analysis of how the hormones inside your body are performing. Saliva can only inform us if something is not functioning optimally, but not necessarily why or what is wrong. On the other hand, urine samples provide a dynamic view of not only your hormone levels, but it also illustrates how well your body is metabolizing the hormones and if the enzymes involved in that process are functioning properly as well. To make things easy and convenient for you, BodyLogicMD affiliated physicians exclusively use urine testing to gain the most accurate understanding of what your body is lacking, why your body is not functioning properly, and how to fix it.
Urinary hormone testing through Physicians Lab provides a powerful tool for assessing the levels of a wide array of sex hormones that may be causing your symptoms. Hormones tested in urine are deeply correlated with symptoms of hormone imbalance. This is critical information physicians use to identify hormone imbalances, track the effectiveness of a prescribed treatment and make adjustments to your prescriptions throughout the treatment process.
Keep in mind that urinary hormone tests are entirely non-invasive and remarkably easy to complete. A kit is shipped to your home and contains up to 5 color-coded tubes to collect a sample of urine in depending on the test ordered. You simply collect a sample at the specified times, fill out the requisition form, and send the sample back to the laboratory for testing. Flexible, convenient, and stress-free sample collections are only a few reasons to test with Physicians Lab.
Serum Hormone Tests
Some hormones that circulate in the bloodstream, like thyroid hormones and insulin, do not penetrate the urinary barrier because of their large size; this means that urinary hormone tests cannot adequately measure these hormones. As a result, the initial testing panel includes a blood draw, which can be quickly performed at your local medical testing laboratory.